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St. Croix Man Shot By Person Wearing A Mask Near ‘The Turf’ in Campo Rico

FREDERIKSTED —  A shooting by someone wearing a mask left one man injured on St. Croix on Thursday afternoon.

At 3:15 p.m., 911 dispatchers received reports of shots fired in Campo Rico, Frederiksted.

Responding officers went to the Campo Rico area and learned that “a black male individual was transported to the Juan Luis Hospital by a private vehicle with gunshot wounds,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Members from the Criminal Investigations Bureau arrived at the hospital, and interviewed the victim who said that he was in Campo Rico in the area known as “The Turf” when a masked man came towards him and started discharging shots at him striking him in the upper body, according to the VIPD.

“The victim further stated he don’t know who the mask man is and why anyone would want to hurt him,: VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “The victim remains in stable condition.”

This incident is under active investigation by the CIB.

Anyone with information on the shooting or any other crime in the territory is asked to please call the CIB Units at 340-778-2211 on STX and on STT call 340-774-2211, Crime Stoppers USVI 1-800-222-8477 or 911

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

1 Comment

  1. April 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM — Reply

    Black Lives Matter…..
    The mask man just wanted to play turf wars, but his gun accidentally discharged several live rounds. Now the mask man has to play catch me if you can with the VIPD department.

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